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Tryptophan Making You Sleepy Is A Big Fat Lie

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living

It feels like there is a simultaneous conversation happening at Thanksgiving tables across the country. You eat a big meal -- which includes a generou...

Keeping It Mo

Edward Headington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

From time around the Thanksgiving table to corks popping to bring in the New Year, it is a joyous time often full of laughter, tryptophan and the spirit of giving. For 2013, the Headington family is adopting a new tradition: Movember.

Renewable Energy at 4 p.m.

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Restoring serotonin activity does not require drugs, herbs or supplements. It requires only eating certain foods that, after they are digested, allow tryptophan to get into the brain.

What Eating A Big Meal Does To Your Sleep

Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Calories give us energy, so why do big meals make us sleepy? This counterintuitive experience is a common one, and that goes double on Thanksgiving, w...

Sweet (Potato) Dreams: Tips For Sleeping Better This Thanksgiving

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Traveling great distances and staying with friends and relatives often creates sleeping situations only slightly better than those on the Mayflower. Fear not -- here are some sleeping tips that are more effective than grabbing onto the wishbone and hoping for the best.

Cara Santa Maria

Thanksgiving Food Coma? Don't Blame The Turkey!

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

This year, don't blame the turkey if the football game renders you unconscious. Blame the booze and all those delicious carbs.

The Blessing of Variety: An Eco-Omnivore's Thanksgiving

Wendy Gordon | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Tmy fellow eco-omnivores preparing the Thanksgiving menu, don't be shy, celebrate the abundant variety that grows from our good earth, with a delicous heritage turkey and a rainbow of seasonal vegetables and fruits.

Can't Fall Asleep? Here Are Some Ideas For Catching Some Zzzz's

Mother Nature Network | Judd Handler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living

Did you toss and turn in bed last night, robbed of a rejuvenating deep sleep? Counting sheep didn’t help? Here are some natural home remedies for in...

Eat Your Way To Better Sleep

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

If not sleeping is becoming more the norm; it's time to take a look at your food. Yes, you heard me, your food. More and more evidence is showing that eating habits are linked to sleep habits.

9 Books To Curl Up With Instead Of Watching Football

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Has the tryptophan made you sluggish? Are you not the football-after-Thanksgiving type? This long weekend is perfect for curling up with a good book; ...

Gobble Up Your Zs this Holiday Season

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The food comas that will descend on many of us over the holidays may not actually come from the turkey, ham or other holiday meal. You'd have to eat a...

Media Thanks Part II: Even More Delicious The Next Day!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Happy day after Thanksgiving! We hope you had fun yesterday with your loved ones, friends and families as you trypped the light (to)phantastic and joi...